Monday, June 12, 2017

working on baby blankets

I used spoonflower to design baby quilts on fleece and now am backing with flannel and stitching.  Is ending up different than originally planned, but will be OK.

Monday, May 22, 2017

learning to do Shashiko, which is Japanese embroidery stitching. It is proving to be more difficult than it looked-but am loving the challenge.  Here are a few photos of the process.  The bottom photo of the vertical stitches made the base with which to add the horizontal stitches to make the top design. 




Sunday, April 23, 2017

so where does the time go?? I will just say alot happened in 2016 and the first part of 2017.....

here is the completed wool project--I felted the man's wool sweater and used strips of Pendelton wool from my fabric stash and some that I purchased to make the bottom half.  Will have to get a better photo of the garment back and sides



Sunday, November 13, 2016

I'm back!!

I have been locked out of my account for awhile - finally was able to get logged back in! Yeah!


Will try to post an actual blog In the next days.

Monday, August 1, 2016

what does a tall girl do................

I found this really cute tank dress on clearance but it was just a little too short--so I looked through the store and brainstormed what to do....and found another clearance item, a knit wrap skirt that complimented the stripe in the tank dress.  I cut apart the wrap skirt and made a "half-slip" that I can wear under the tank dress.  It looks great!!  and I am still under $20.



Sunday, July 24, 2016

another night dress--

I got the urge to sew another night dress using a soft bra and yardage rather than cutting a shirt.  It worked very well.  I used the same techniques  and you can read about how to do this in the upcoming Altered Couture   

Monday, June 27, 2016

house projects........

so after moving recently, I am finding that I use my creative energy to do house projects--am still getting my art room set up and organized among other pressing needs--like the water heater needing to be replaced and the dishwasher not working, etc. etc.   Have painted alot of walls and woodwork and plan to paint bathroom cupboards with Espresso GEL paint and a hall-way closet with white chalk paint.......so anyway, the usual art projects are few and far between this summer.  Last week I sewed a bedskirt for the bed.  The bed is an elevated frame so I have 15" of underneath storage space for fabric and other important things! woo-woo.  Please be patient blog-followers, my posts may not be as frequent.